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Michael Alan Welch (born July 25, 1987) appears in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn - Part 1 as Mike Newton. He has also starred as Luke Girardi on the TV series Joan of Arcadia.

Life and career[]

Michael Welch as Mike Newton

Welch was born in Los Angeles, California, and began his acting career at the age of 10. Welch is close friends with his Joan of Arcadia co-star Aaron Himelstein, who played the recurring character Friedman on the series. He and Himelstein had known each other for several years but did not become good friends until the series began in 2003.

Welch appeared in the 1998 film Star Trek: Insurrection, as well as on the television series Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, 7th Heaven, Cold Case, Without a Trace, NCIS, Crossing Jordan, The Riches, and Birds of Prey. He also narrated the Carl Hiaasen book, Flush, for CD in 2006. One of his most acclaimed roles is as a teenage version of Colonel Jack O'Neill (Young Jack O'Neill) in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Fragile Balance". In 2008, Welch played Mike Newton in the film Twilight, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer. He reprised the role in the film's 2009 sequel, New Moon, and returned in Eclipse. He also stars in the indie thriller Unrequited under the direction from Jason Epperson.

Welch is featured in the online viral campaign "Aczone: The Musical", which was created to inform teenagers about a new acne treatment.

Personal life[]

Welch married Marissa Lefton in 2008. The couple separated in 2011, and jointly filed for divorce in California on February 14, 2013. He married model girlfriend Samantha Maggio on Nov 5th, 2016.


Year Film Role Notes
1998 Frasier Young Niles TV, 1 episode
Veronica's Closet Aaron TV, 1 episode
Chicago Hope Lama Topa Rinpoche TV, 1 episode
Star Trek: Insurrection Artim Young Artist Award
1998–1999 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Michael Rush TV, 3 episodes
1999 7th Heaven Donovan Birbeck TV, 1 episode
Walker, Texas Ranger Adam Crossland TV, 1 episode
Villains' Revenge Peter Pan voice
The Norm Show Jimmy TV, 1 episode
Jesse Gabe TV, 3 episodes
2000 American Adventure Kevin TV movie
Ladies Man Kyle TV, 1 episode
Shasta McNasty Jeff TV, 1 episode
Straight Right Joey Geddes
The Pretender Eric Gantry TV, 1 episode
Personally Yours Sam Stanton TV movie
The Drew Carey Show Scout #1 TV, 1 episode
2001 Delivering Milo Mr. Owen
Malcolm in the Middle Josh TV, 1 episode
The X Files Trevor TV, 1 episode
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Butte Whipple TV movie
The Invisible Man Adam Reese TV, 1 episode
Touched by an Angel Robbie McGregor TV, 1 episode
The District]' Christian Gilroy TV, 1 episode
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Pinocchio voice
Judging Amy Mike Amble TV, 1 episode
2001–2002 House of Mouse Pinocchio TV, voice
2002 Rocket Power: Race Across New Zealand TV, voice
The Angel Doll Little Jerry Barlow
Birds of Prey 14 Year Old 'Guy' TV, 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Todd Branson TV, 1 episode
2003 The United States of Leland Ryan Pollard
Stargate SG-1 Young Jack O'Neill TV, 1 episode
2003–2004 Fillmore! Cockney Kid TV, 2 episodes
2003–2005 Joan of Arcadia Luke Girardi TV; Young Artist Award
2005 Without a Trace Lance TV, 1 episode
Strong Medicine Win TV, 1 episode
Cold Case Daniel Potter - 1972 TV, 1 episode
2006 NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Kody Meyers TV, 1 episode
Crossing Jordan Josh Winter TV, 1 episode
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Emmet
2007 An American Crime Teddy Lewis
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Scott Heston TV, 1 episode
Choose Connor Max
The Beautiful Ordinary Stephen aka Remember the Daze
Numb3rs Kyle Clippard TV, 1 episode
CSI: Miami Shane Partney TV, 1 episode
2008 American Son Goldie
Day of the Dead Trevor Bowman
The Riches Ike TV, 4 episodes
My Suicide Earl
The Thacker Case Kevin Thacker
The Twilight Saga: Twilight Mike Newton
2009 The Grind Josh
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Steuben Lorenz TV, 1 episode
Lost Dream Perry
Rough Hustle Jimmy
The Twilight Saga:New Moon Mike Newton
2010 Unrequited Ben Jacobs
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Mike Newton
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Mike Newton
Bones Norman Hayes TV, 1 episode
2013 Grace Unplugged Quentin
Hansel & Gretel Get Baked Hansel
Grimm Jake Barnes TV; 1 Episode
2014 Boy Meets Girl Robby
Boys of Abu Ghraib Pits
2014–15 Z Nation Mack Thompson Main role
2015 Scandal Officer Newton TV; 1 Episode
2015 NCIS: New Orleans Kevin Heller TV; 1 Episode
2016 Lucifer Kyle Erikson TV; 1 Episode
2016 The Catch Teddy Seavers TV; 1 Episode
2016 Another Period Franklin D. Roosevelt TV; 1 Episode

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